Koç University

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Koç University
Koç Üniversitesi
Koç University Official Seal.jpg
Seal of Koç University
Established 1993
Type Private - Non-Profit
Chairman Rahmi Koç[1]
President Prof. Umran Inan[2]
Vice-president Prof. M. İrşadi Aksun (Research and Development)
Prof. Barış Tan (Academic Affairs)[3]
Founder Vehbi Koç[4]
Admin. staff 312
Undergraduates 2935
Postgraduates 375
Location Sarıyer, Istanbul,  Turkey

Rumelifeneri Campus in Sarıyer

West Campus in Zekeriyaköy

Nişantaşı Campus in Şişli

RCAC Beyoğlu Campus in İstiklal Avenue, Beyoğlu

İstinye Campus in İstinye, Sarıyer[5]
University Press Koç University Press[6]
Affiliations Vehbi Koç Foundation[7]
Bologna Process[8]
Erasmus Exchange Programme[9]
Website www.ku.edu.tr

Koç University is a non-profit private university in Istanbul, Turkey. It started education in temporary buildings in İstinye in 1993, and moved to its current Rumeli Feneri campus which is 30 km north of the city centre, near Sarıyer in 2000. With Colleges of Social Sciences and Humanities, Administrative Sciences and Economics, Science, Engineering, Law, Nursing and Medicine, Koç University offers 22 undergraduate, 31 graduate and 16 PhD programs.[10]

Founded in 1993, Koç University became one of the top universities in Turkey.


It was founded in 1993 by the Vehbi Koç Foundation, with the aim of creating a world-class university and stimulating modern research. It is the first university in Turkey which bears a person's last name. Koç University has a four year long education system and students have to take core lessons. The language of education is almost exclusively English. The university has about 5,500 students and charges the highest tuition amongst all universities in Turkey. It accepts international students from various countries and has an extensive network of partner-universities.

Faculties, departments and schools[edit]

Koc University has the following academic units:

  • College of Administrative Sciences and Economics
  • College of Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Law School
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • Graduate School of Business
  • Graduate School of Sciences & Engineering
  • Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Health Sciences Institute
  • English Language Center


The Times Higher Education World University Rankings[11] ranked Bilkent University as follows:

Year Turkey In Asia In the World
2014 4th 39th 276-300th

The same organization listed Koç among the category 100 under 50 Years[12] as follows:

Year Turkey In the world
2013 1st 31st

THE powered by Thomson Reuters ranked Bilkent in the category BRICS & Emerging Economies[13] as follows:

Year Turkey In the world
2013 5th 20th

Koç University was ranked as the 73rd best business school in Europe overall and 29th for the EMBA program in 2011 by the Financial Times.[14]

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  • Seha Tiniç (1993-2001) He resigned from the presidency due to a conflict with

the founding Koç family about the faculty salaries.

Notable professors[edit]


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Coordinates: 41°20′53″N 29°07′32″E / 41.34806°N 29.12556°E / 41.34806; 29.12556